Throughout Y10, we aim to inspire our girls to focus on preparation for their future. We have a huge variety of events planned throughout the year to help them decide on their choices for Further Education and future career pathways as well as building the skills they will need for life. Probably the most exciting opportunity for all our Y10 pupils is Work Experience where they will get the opportunity to work in the ‘world of work’ in a real taster of life beyond school. Pupils are encouraged and supported to find placements from a wide range of working environments: from local government offices and primary schools to office work and high street retailers. Some pupils even find part time work after their experience or make valuable connections for career opportunities after their GCSEs.
Another highlight of the year is our magnificent Festival of Sport which is organised by the Y10 pupils for our local Primary schools. This is a brilliant day where our girls organise, lead and support approximately 200 primary school pupils in experiencing new and exciting sports and team games.
In conjunction with Hull University, we are privileged to undertake a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths opportunities throughout the year, including a medical careers fair and university-style lectures. We also are in partnership with Arkwright Scholarships; this means our girls are able to apply for scholarships if they have an interest in engineering and provides fantastic gateways into STEM careers and apprenticeship opportunities.
The students also undergo visits to the local colleges to help inform their choices, in which they experience a taster of what life might be like post 16. They are also given extensive support through Careers interviews and work experience before they make final choices in year 11. We believe that Y10 gives everyone a chance to prepare for their future career paths and to understand that they can succeed in whatever they want to be.